Manchester United strolled to a 3-0 win at Newcastle United on Sunday. Jonny Evans and Patrice Evra both headed home from first-half corners and Tom Cleverley added a third from an extraordinary distance with a strike that may well have been a cross for Robin van Persie.
The win took United to second in the table, above Manchester City on goal difference. City beat Sunderland by the same 3-0 scoreline on Saturday thanks to goals from Aleksandr Kolarov, Sergio Aguero and James Milner.
Leaders Chelsea beat Norwich 4-1 at Stamford Bridge. Fernando Torres headed in Branislav Ivanovic’s cross for his sixth goal of the season to equalise Grant Holt’s opener and Frank Lampard scored a second with a signature strike.
Eden Hazard scored to make a Norwich comeback unlikely and Ivanovic rounded things off in the second half with a powerful strike.
An excellent innings from Marlon Samuels was the difference as West Indies beat hosts Sri Lanka by 36 runs in the ICC World T20 final.
Samuels hit six sixes in 56-ball innings of 78 to lead the recovery after his side had scored just 32 at the halfway point in their innings.
They eventually finished on 137-6 and were able to stop their opponents short in their run chase, bowling Sri Lanka out for 101.
In the women’s final, Australia beat England by four runs. England recovered from 63-4 to keep themselves in contention but finished on 138-9 after Australia had scored 142-4.
Sebastian Vettel led from the front to win the Japanese Grand Prix. He took advantage of Fernando Alonso’s first-lap retirement to move to within just four points of Alonso at the top of the drivers’ championship standings.
Both Lotus’s were involved in first-corner incidents: first Kimi Raikkonen put out Alonso and Romain Grosjean touched Mark Webber to take him off the track.
Leeds Rhinos retained their Super League title against 26-18 Warrington Wolves winning their fifth title in sixth years at Old Trafford.
The sides were tied 14-14 at half time; Richie Myler and Joel Monaghan scored for Warrington wither side of Leeds tries from Kevin Sinfield and Ben Jones-Bishop.
Carl Ablett and Ryan Hall scored in the second period to give Leeds the lead after Ryan Atkins had scored early on in the second half for Warrington.
Northampton remained at the top of the Aviva Premiership table despite losing 39-17 to London Irish. Champions Harlequins also lost 42-28 to Exeter.
Gavin Henson’s suffered defeat in his first start for London Welsh against Saracens, going down 28-23.
Frenchman Olivier Peslier’s ride, Solemia, won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp at 33-1, a neck ahead of Japanese horse Orfevre.